Hair Tips

hair tipsTaking care of your hair is really important because it shows others that you care about taking care of yourself. Beautiful, healthy-looking hair is something every woman wants to attain. Luckily, with the help of these 5 hair tips, your hair will become stronger, smoother, less frizzy and generally healthier.

Check out these tips for healthy hair:

1. Wash your hair once or twice a week: Although it sounds gross, washing your hair only once a week is the healthiest option for it. Each time you wash your hair, youโ€™re stripping it of its natural oils, which are responsible for keeping the hair healthy and strong. If you wash your hair every day, you donโ€™t give it the chance to accumulate the necessary oils, thus making it prone to frizz and damage. If your hair is overly oily, however, wash it twice a week.

2. Skip the hair dryer: Unfortunately, your hair dryer causes immediate damage to your hair. Although the damage isnโ€™t as apparent as with the regular use of a straightening or curling iron, the damage from a hair dryer can make your hair weaker as time passes. The best thing to do for your hair is to let it air dry, but if you must use heat, then spray your hair with a heat protectant spray.

3. Wash your hair with cold water: Although washing your hair with cold water isnโ€™t a pleasant experience, it makes a huge difference in the health of your hair. Hot water is just as damaging as the repetitive use of heat styling tools, so it should be avoided. Washing your mane with hot water can even make it thinner and frizzier. Cold water seals the cuticle of the hair, making it look sleeker; hot water, on the other hand, causes the cuticle to expand, making hair dull and prone to breakage.

4. Massage your scalp: Massaging your scalp every day helps promote circulation to your scalp, which helps your hair stay healthy, grow faster and grow thicker. 10 to 15 minutes a day is all you need to notice stronger, longer and healthier hair. You can also massage your scalp with essential oils. Olive oil is loaded with vitamin E, which is a vitamin that is essential for your hair.

5. Avoid tight hairstyles: Tight hairstyle often results in traction alopecia, which is a condition that causes hair loss. Tight braids, like cornrows, tight ponytails and tight buns can cause your hair to break off at the roots, so make sure you try hairstyles that are gentle. Loose, undone ponytails and buns are a lot healthier than tight ponytails and ballerina buns.

If you follow these tips, your hair will become stronger, thicker and sleeker and you can say goodbye to your dry hair and scalp.

Sarah is a hairdresser by trade and has been for the past 10 years. She loves cutting hair and making her clients feel good about herself, by writing these blogs she hopes that it may help give some people confidence with her beauty tips and tricks.

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16 thoughts on “Hair Tips

  1. What? Wash your hair only once a week? Oh no, I don’t think that can be the best tip for most people. For those people on the go, especially ones who commute through LRT, MRT and other public transport day in and out from the house to the office, their hair would be too slimy and sticky already before the day ends.

  2. Can you really endure not washing your hair for a week? I agree with Rochkirstin. If you will do this, you can have a great hair but not a great smell. But any way, people can follow the other tips ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’d agree with Rochkirstin that washing hair only once or twice a week could be a hygienic disaster. Maybe every other day would do the trick.

  4. In this kind of weather we have in the Phils, I don’t think that washing your hair once a week is advisable. Perhaps those who live in cooler places could follow that tip. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. aww! i guess some of the tips here is not acceptable for me hehe i live in the city and just imagine the smoke and everything that goes to my hair so a must is a shower for me everyday. Also my hair is the thickest hair you’ll ever see so iguess i wont worry much. Though i dont blow dry my hair and i dont do any hairstyles too

  6. Thank you for sharing the value of washing my hair once a week. Though my hair scalp is prone to dandruff, I’ll try this trick and if works then I will continue doing it.

  7. I wash my hair every other day to give it time to breathe naturally without the chemicals from shampoo and conditioner. I also have a thick and dry hair so washing it once a week won’t work for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I would agree to wash the hair once or twice a week if you’re just at home. But when you’re always on the go and worst, commute everyday… washing your hair i think is really necessary for scalp care. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Okay, the once a week thing isn’t exactly a problem for me – I’m pretty much “Bembol” bald but in my case, if i didn’t wash my hair (head) at least once, you would definitely discover a flourishing community of dirt and tiny little people to a point where they have their own government as well.

    But I’ve heard of this study somewhere too. Your hair loses that bit of moisture that your scalp actually needs by washing twice or three times every day. So, I guess, you know, for everyone else, it’s neer too late to try this.. hahah!

    Thanks for this post ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I agree with most comments, we Filipinos are known for best hygiene which includes washing our hair everyday as we bathe daily as well. Maybe this is practice more by people who live in cooler places. Maybe if you will just stay home you can just try skipping shampoo which I do sometimes.

  11. You’re hair tips helpful to me because of my hair condition, so frizzy and hard to manage. I will try to follow your 5 tips, but I can’t guarantee of the 1st step to only wash my hair once or twice a week. What I can assure is to put shampoo once or twice a week instead of applying everyday.

  12. yeah, washing your hair once a week could be gross but I suggest using shampoo and conditioner every other day would be really helpful.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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